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Leeds: Phil Hay drops Tyler Roberts update

Phil Hay relayed news on the future of Leeds United attacking midfielder Tyler Roberts.

What’s the latest?

In a recent post on Twitter, The Athletic journalist relayed the news that the 23-year-old has now joined Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan deal, with the Championship side having the option to make the deal permanent next summer.

In his tweet, Hay said: “Tyler Roberts has joined QPR from Leeds United. Season-long loan. Includes an option for a future permanent move.”

Supporters will be buzzing

Considering just how much Roberts struggled with life in the Premier League, the news that the Wales international has now moved onto pastures new this summer is sure to have left the Elland Road faithful buzzing.

Indeed, over his 27 league fixtures in 2020/21 – only 14 of which came as starts – the £7.2m-rated forward scored one goal, registered two assists and missed one big chance, as well as taking an average of 1.0 shot, making 0.4 key passes and completing 0.6 dribbles per game.

These returns saw the 23-year-old average a disappointing SofaScore match rating of just 6.76, ranking him as Marcelo Bielsa’s eighth-worst performer in the league that season.

Things did not improve for Roberts over his 23 Premier League appearances last season, with the £22k-per-week attacker scoring one goal, providing one assist and missing one big chance, as well as taking an average of 1.3 shots, making 0.7 key passes and completing 0.5 dribbles per fixture.

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These metrics saw the player who Gabby Agbonlahor dubbed both “shocking” and “not good enough” average an even more disappointing SofaScore match rating of 6.74 last time out.

Furthermore, in a poll ran by Football FanCast earlier this year, the overwhelming majority of Leeds supporters made it known that they felt Victor Orta simply must sell the former West Bromwich Albion talent this summer – leading us to believe the fact that Roberts looks as if he could have played his final game for the Whites is sure to delight many involved with the club.

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